Planning for Week 13

High Level Topic Summary

Readings for the week

Day Reading Reading Questions
Monday Chapter 22 None
Tuesday -
Wednesday Chapter 23, 23.1 and 23.2 None
Friday Chapter 23, 23.3 None

Projected Class and Homework

HW Day Out Day Due Contents
HW_4.6 Tuesday Thursday Web Scraping Practicum
HW_4.7 Friday Monday APIs

Tuesday Problem Day

Web Scraping Practicum and Question Set. This is also the basis for HW_4.6.


There is little new data systems concepts to introduce this week. We start the week with web scraping. This is primarily an application of the tree structured format from earlier in the semester, and using it to extract two-dimensional data contained within web pages, and acquiring the data through HTTP. Similarly, learning about APIs is more about understanding the provider’s requirements for requests and translating to the proper HTTP for making the requests.